Dr. Mourad spoke with the Associated Press regarding the benefits of thyroid surgery under hypnosis.
In the U.S., there are no guidelines on the surgical use of hypnosis, according to president of the American Society of Anesthesiologists Dr. Mark Warner. Dr. Warner often uses music therapy or asks patients to picture a soothing scene to distract them from any discomfort. “If we could get more research on the right patient groups that would benefit from (hypnosis), that would be wonderful,” he said.
Anesthesiologist Dr. Fabienne Roelants, monitored Place during her surgery.